Song Lyrics

There are hundreds of song lyric websites. Search engines such as or are good places to start.

Search for the song title in quotation marks, followed by the word lyrics, for example:

“stormy weather” lyrics

If you are unsure of the exact song title, leave off the quotation marks and put in a few key words from the song, followed by the word lyrics, for example:

went away the blues walked in lyrics

At the Library
Below is a small sampling of books with lyrics.   Click here for books about Lyric writing. Click here for books on popular songwriting.

500 best-loved song lyrics / collected and edited by Ronald Herder.
Downhome blues lyrics : an anthology from the post-World War II era / selected and transcribed by Jeff Todd Titon.
Lyrics 1964-2008 / Paul Simon
Lyrics, 1962-1985 / by Bob Dylan
The complete annotated Grateful Dead lyrics : the collected lyrics of Robert Hunter and John Barlow, lyrics to all original songs, with selected traditional and cover songs / annotations by David Dodd ; illustrated by Jim Carpenter ; edited by Alan Trist and David Dodd.
The complete lyrics of Irving Berlin / edited by Robert Kimball and Linda Emmet.
The complete lyrics of Ira Gershwin / edited by Robert Kimball.
The complete lyrics of Frank Loesser / edited by Robert Kimball and Steve Nelson.
The complete lyrics of Johnny Mercer / edited by Robert Kimball … [et al.]
The complete lyrics of Cole Porter / edited by Robert Kimball ; with a foreword by John Updike.